The Rocca Imperiale lemon PGI
The Rocca Imperiale area has a micro-climate ideal for the cultivation of fruit trees, and the lemon in particular, with mild winters and temperatures that never drop below 0°C. As a result, it has the most significant lemon production of the whole of the province of Cosenza and the upper Ionian. It’s a real ‘Oasis’, an environment that has certainly had a positive influence on the features of the product.
The Limone IGP (PGI lemon), cultivated for centuries in the Rocca Imperiale area, is known in the district as ‘Antico o Nostrano di Rocca Imperiale’ (Old or Ours of Rocca Imperiale). The fruit of the lemon tree, intense yellow in colour, has an extraordinary scent that makes it stand out from other lemons. The results of tests have shown a high content of limonene and precious natural scents of essential oils with a particular aroma. The Limone di Rocca Imperiale produces three types of fruit from three flowerings throughout the year.